Jimmy Aquino here. Your friendly neighborhood podcaster. I'm co-host of COMIC NEWS INSIDER (CNI), the podcast about comic books, sci-fi, animation and pop culture with news, reviews and interviews from some of the biggest names in comics and TV/film. I'm also a big ol' hippie! I've had long hair for about 20 years and usually get it trimmed annually. Well, I've finally decided to chop it off! Not all of it, but a good chunk. And to feed my massive ego even more, I'm making an event out of it!
The New York Comic-Con (NYCC) is coming on April 18th-20th at the Jacob Javitts Center. It's a big nerdy convention that will be full of comic book folk and celebrities. CNI will again have a big booth in the Podcast Arena doing live interviews, autograph signings, a charity raffle and more. And...I've decided to do the big cut as a charity and fundraiser event! The cut hair itself will go to LOCKS OF LOVE. And here's where I need your help. I'm asking for a flat fee pledge of any dollar amount. $1, 5, 10, 20, a gajillion..whatever you want! We will send money off to LOCKS OF LOVE along with the hair and the rest will be used as a fundraiser for CNI to help cover expenses. I'm still working out details, but I may possibly have a celeb do the actual snip! Who knows? Maybe we'll sing a tune. Stay tuned!
The haircut will take place on Saturday, April 19th at the CNI booth. Time is approximate, but will happen sometime between 1:00-1:30 p.m. Following the cut, as I've not known any other hairstyle for 20 years, a stylist will be on hand to work the new hair over. Feel free to come watch and suggest a style. Mohawk? Mullet? Bob? Heck, I wont even know until she's done!
Thanks for your support! (I'm sure I'll be needing moral support after the cut as well....sigh....)
This event took place at NYCC in April 2008. Thanks to everyone who donated!